I couldn’t resist it.
I had sworn off picking up any new “street” furniture until I found homes for my previous captures.
So I stuffed it in my car and home we went.
But, time was short! I had to get this baby up and running in time for the Little French Market. And thus began the 24 hour furniture makeover.
First problem: You many notice a minor missing part in the photo above. When I picked it up there was a pile of wood on the bottom. I had assumed this was the drawer all broken down. I had assumed wrong! It was just a bonus pile of random wood. Thanks! OK, so no drawer. How do you lose a whole drawer in a dresser that only has three? I mean, I’ve had problem furniture before but I never just chucked the drawer! Whatever. I decided to think about that later.
I did a quick cleaning with TSP and a light sanding.
I knew I wanted the real wood to show through in spots so I rubbed that candle along the edges. I know! Who would have guessed!!! (for those of you new to the blog I’m being sarcastic – this is my pony’s one trick)
I was in a hurry (24 hours!) so spray paint to the rescue. In my case OSH brand spray primer.
A little sanding took off the paint down to the real wood (thanks to the wax).
For the absent drawer I just decided to cut a piece of MDF, paint it red, distress it a bit and pop it in.